A couple autumns ago as I was driving through country fields, I witnessed thousands of starling birds flying in flocks. The flocks moved like swarms of insects or schools of fish and created interesting moving forms. I was inspired by this phenomenon and started on a series of prints. During the process, I noticed that the starling formations resembled storm clouds. They were beautiful and slightly menacing. Intrigued by this duality I created shelters to protect the inhabitants of these environments. At first the shelters stood alone and in small groups. As the series progressed, the swarms became more ominous and the shelters became a metaphor for the many ways in which people cope with their internal and external tribulations.
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